Theory and Computations

Computational/theoretical research complements the experimental effort at the Institute for Shock Physics.

Representative computational research activities include:

  • Continuum and mesoscale simulations
  • First-principles calculations
  • Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations (Sandia National Laboratories collaboration)
  • Mesoscale simulations of sand penetration
  • Chemical reactions in energetic materials
  • First-principles based materials discovery and design
  • Simulations of interfacial dynamics

Photo Credit
NIF Target Capsule (LLNL Photo NIF-1209-18046)